Wigan Warriors vs St Helens: Kick-off time, TV channel and predicted line-ups

Some of the best game’s of the season this year have come courtesy of these two and they’ll battle it out again in what many people think is a dress rehearsal for the Grand Final.

However, there is still the small matter of figuring out everyone’s starting positions in the race to Old Trafford. This game will determine whether Wigan spend the last two games thinking about first or second place. A win will just about keep the race for top spot alive whilst defeat will leave the Warriors sweating about the chasing Giants not wanting to give up the benefits of finishing second place and earning a home semi-final.

As for St Helens, they can wrap up the League Leaders’ Shield with a win against their biggest rivals. It will be their first Shield since 2019 and will be the 10th time they’ve finished top in Super League history.

Kick-off time and TV channel

The game kicks off at 20:00.

TV coverage starts live on Sky Sports Arena 19:30.

Predicted Line-ups

Wigan Warriors
Matt Peet may recall some of his big hitters like Morgan Smithies as well as Mike Cooper who is back from a ban. Meanwhile, I can see Willie Isa return to the centres in order to give the Warriors extra size especially with the likes of Patrick Mago, Kaide Ellis and Liam Byrne on the bench. Liam Marshall will come back to add some threat out wide.

23 Jai Field
1 Bevan French
21 Kai Pearce-Paul
11 Willie Isa
5 Liam Marshall
6 Cade Cust
16 Harry Smith
8 Brad Singleton
28 Brad O’Neill
36 Mike Cooper
12 Liam Farrell
13 John Bateman
14 Morgan Smithies
Substitutes
10 Patrick Mago
15 Kaide Ellis
17 Oliver Partington
20 Liam Byrne

St Helens
Saints will have to have a reshuffle in the backs with Will Hopoate absent. Jack Welsby will move to fullback with James Roby moving to nine as Ben Davies stays at centre. Morgan Knowles is back from a ban to return to loose-forward and he’ll be joined in the back three by the returning Curtis Sironen. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook will make his 400th appearance off the bench.

1 Jack Welsby
2 Tommy Makinson
23 Konrad Hurrell
22 Ben Davies
27 Jon Bennison
6 Jonny Lomax
9 James Roby
8 Alex Walmsley
14 Joey Lussick
10 Matty Lees
16 Curtis Sironen
12 Joe Batchelor
13 Morgan Knowles
Substitutes
15 Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
17 Agnatius Paasi
20 James Bell
24 Dan Norman

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